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Risk in Context Podcast: Tech companies reset priorities, explore new opportunities

Tech companies need to understand their vendors’, suppliers’, and business partners’ risks to better identify, assess, and manage their own risk landscape.

The tech industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. But the economic slowdown, coming on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptions, is threatening the future success of many tech companies, leading to a reset of priorities as they explore ways to mitigate both evolving and emerging risks.

In this episode of Risk in Context, Tom Quigley, Marsh's US Technology Industry Practice Leader, talks to Larry Liu, Communications, Media, and Technology Industry Leader for Marsh Asia, about the challenges and opportunities that technology companies are facing and how they are adapting to ensure continued growth. This episode also features conversations with Jaymin Kim, Director of Commercial Strategy at Marsh McLennan Advantage, Jackie Quintal, Managing Director and Digital Asset Leader, and Sam Tiltman, Sharing Economy and Mobility Industry Leader for the UK and Ireland, around the metaverse, digital assets, and autonomous mobility.

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Key takeaways

Understand your entire risk ecosystem

Tech companies need to understand their vendors’, suppliers’, and business partners’ risks to better identify, assess, and manage their own risk landscape.

Focus on enabling growth

Risk professionals can help drive growth through actions that streamline contract negotiations and enable the most suitable risk transfer solutions.

Market your insurance program strategically

In a changing environment, tech companies should carefully review their insurance program and make the necessary changes that allow them to more effectively transfer risk and prioritize areas of investment.

About our speakers

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Tom Quigley

Technology Industry, US Practice Leader

  • United States

Tom Quigley is Marsh’s US Communications, Media, and Technology (CMT) Practice Leader. He ensures Marsh delivers a deep understanding of the forces driving opportunity and disruption for CMT companies, and the innovative solutions required to address their rapidly evolving risk profiles. Tom provides senior-level oversight and client service direction to our team of 600+ CMT colleagues.

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Larry Liu

Based in Shanghai, Larry Liu is Marsh Asia’s Communications, Media, and Technology Industry Leader, where he has a strong focus on client engagement and serves as senior relationship officer for some of the biggest CMT clients. 

Jackie Quintal

Jacqueline Quintal

Managing Director & Digital Asset Leader

Jackie Quintal is a managing director and Digital Asset Leader within Marsh FINPRO. She works with financial institutions to address exposures and tailor risk transfer and consulting solutions across all lines of business. She has a focus on fintech firms, as well as experience with SPACs and IPOs. She concentrates on innovation, and how to address emerging risk, with specific focus on digital assets and applications involving blockchain technology.

Jaymin Kim

Jaymin Kim

Senior Vice President, Cyber Risk Practice

  • United States

Jaymin Kim is the director of commercial strategy within Marsh McLennan Advantage, where she drives global commercial strategy with a focus on technology, cyber, and digital. In her role, she advises companies on the emerging metaverse and related fields, including NFTs, blockchain technology, and decision-making structures.

Sam Tiltman

Sam Tiltman

Sharing Economy and Mobility Industry Practice Leader, UK

  • United Kingdom

Sam Tiltman leads Marsh’s Sharing Economy and Mobility Group in the UK and Ireland. He is also Marsh UK’s Tech Industry Group Growth Leader and a lead expert in global telecommunications. He is responsible for solution development for clients and driving the research and development strategy for the tech industry.

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